Researchers from Russian security company Doctor Web have recently unearthed a password-stealing backdoor Trojan that targets specifically Linux and Mac OS X users.
Dubbed Wirenet, the Trojan records passwords entered in Firefox, Chrome, Chromium and Opera (but seemingly not Safari) and passwords stored by open source, cross-platform applications such as email client Thunderbird, Internet suite SeaMonkey, and IM client Pidgin.
It communicates with its control server located at 18.104.22.168 by using the Advanced Encryption Standard, and delivers the goods to it.
The researchers are still in the dark as to the method used for spreading the malware, so they keep investigating. They consider Wirenet to be the first ever Trojan developed exclusively for targeting OS X and Linux users.
By subscribing to our early morning news update, you will receive a daily digest of the latest security news published on Help Net Security.
With over 500 issues so far, reading our newsletter every Monday morning will keep you up-to-date with security risks out there.